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against the taliban and the future of american soldiers on the front lines. well, president obama's name won't be on the ballot this election day, but as far as the white house is concerned, well, there could be much at stake for his administration as there is for any candidate craving victory this tuesday. the biggest indication of this, the president obama's blip across new jersey with corzine, the fight of his political life with chris christie. right now it's a statistical dead heat. despite the involvement of independent candidate chris daggett. huge one of three important races that could indicate the future political climate in the u.s. another new york's 23rd congressional race, in another surprising development, the g.o.p. candidate who suddenly suspended her campaign yesterday is now endorsing her former democratic rival over the conservative party candidate. more on that in just a moment. meanwhile, it's shaping up to be a g.o.p. victory in virginia's gubernatorial race. and mcdonnell leads in the polls. last november president obama became the first democratic presidential no
door of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. and at a year when the obama man spoke straight and zombie is among the most popular costumes perhaps it is fitting that the president came as himself, dressed in casual weekend attire. the president's mother-in-law came as herself. the first lady was a leep pardons complete with cat ears around along with the daughters they all joined in handing out candy. the obamas passing out goody bags loaded with white house m & ms with the president's signature on them and a sweet butter cookie baked by the white house pastry stop. the biggest thrill according to many of the kids was just meeting the president and his family on halloween. celebrations elsewhere including the flam buoyant, outrageous greenwich parade, the hottest costume, thrill of vintage michael jackson and this kate goss lin. octo mom and her brood also very big. swine flu also making a big appearance this year. the swine flu as well as disgraced windler bernard madoff. if you are not that into halloween or baseball the top story this weekend is probably politics because whether you live in e
become the next guantanamo bay? why a congressman is against that idea. >>> and president obama says there's something he'd like everyone to see in china. he wants everything to have what he told a group of students in shanghai. >>> i'm richelle carey. welcome to "hln's" "news and views" on this monday. the story we're following as we speak. a somber update on a 5-year-old girl missing nearly a week. investigators say right now they are searching for the body of shaniya davis along a central north carolina highway. the police say they've received reliable information she may have been dumped there. police have charged shaniya's 25-year-old mother with human trafficking and felony child abuse. new pictures a moment ago. the mother antoinette davis is due in court in two hours. shaniya lived with her father until last month. he was hesitant to let her stay with her mother but felt she deserved an opportunity to be a part of shaniya's life. >> of course i had some reserves. however she been trying. i know she been working for at least six months, and she had been trying to get her life
the obama man spoke straight and zombie is among the most popular costumes perhaps it is fitting that the president came as himself, dressed in casual weekend attire. the president's mother-in-law came as herself. the first lady was a leep pardons complete with cat ears around along with the daughters they all joined in handing out candy. the obamas passing out goody bags loaded with white house m & ms with the president's signature on them and a sweet butter cookie baked by the white house pastry stop. the biggest thrill according to many of the kids was just meeting the president and his family on halloween. celebrations elsewhere including the flam buoyant, outrageous greenwich parade, the hottest costume, thrill of vintage michael jackson and this kate goss lin. octo mom and her brood also very big. swine flu also making a big appearance this year. the swine flu as well as disgraced windler bernard madoff. if you are not that into halloween or baseball the top story this weekend is probably politics because whether you live in either virginia or new jersey, intense national i
at home and abroad, to govern the country. it's a serious challenge for president obama, who soon has to decide whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops to combat the taliban. partly on whether he can trust karzai. many agree it will take more than just military might to meet those goals requiring karzai to live up his promises of boosting his own security forces and provide a table government. jeremy, vinita? >>> attorney general eric holder is taking heat from congress to try top terror suspects in new york city. republican senators argued a civilian trial would give suspected 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammad and others a world stage for propaganda. they said a civilian jury could acquit him. holder says that will not happen. >>> the senate has finally released a version of the health care reform bill. the total cost, $849 billion over 10 years. senate democrats claim it would cut the deficit by $127 billion. they promise coverage to 94% of americans. democrats say they will raise money for the plan through higher payroll taxes for the rich and taxes on cosmetic
's elections. will barack obama help them win? >>> then, running research. with no shoes and a new book, one man's insight on marathons and human endurance. >>> and, movie magic. michael jackson tops the box office charts. ♪ they say why, why tell them that it's hun nature ♪ >> impressions of "this is it" in "insomniac theater." it's monday, november 2nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we both saw the movie over the weekend and i have to say i burned calories during the movie. >> you were the dancing guy? >> i was moving. the eater was sort of empty so i could gyrate at will. and nobody would pay attention. >> i think you'd be hard-pressed to not dance at least once during that. >> right. it brought back a lot of fond memories. michael in his healthier looking days certainly. and it was interesting. we'll talk about it. >> don't ruin it. >> i'll try not to. >> stay tuned for that part, we'll talk about it. >> stick around, we'll give our reviews. good morning on this monday. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> president obama is putting hit political clout on the
of that country's opposition presidential candidate. president obama h h been counting on a clean election in afghanistan as he weighs sending 40,000 more u.s. troops there.e. but hopes for a legitimate process are now all but lost after president hamid karzai's main challenger dropped out of the race. here's david kerley. >> reporter: they will all feel the effect. the more than 100,000 allied troops, the afghan people, of this man's decision to quit next weekend's presidential runoff. >> i will not participate in the november 7th elections. >> reporter:r:bdullah abdullah's exit from the presidential race hands victory to the incumbent, president hamid karzai, a victory that is tainted by massive fraud in the first election back in august. still, abdullah urged his followers to remain calm. >> so that's the call for myself, not to go to the reets, no demonstrations. >> reporter: presisint karzai is set to rule the war-torn nation for another five years partnering with the u.s. amidst accusations he is ineffective and corrupt. >> i think it's time for us to stop beating up on president kar
. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> as president obama returns from asia today there is an important development on capitol hill. >> the senate version of health care reform has finally been made public. now let the debate begin. john hendren has the details from washington. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. after weeks of negotiations, senate democratic leaders unveiled their health care reform plan. they'll have to corral every supporter to get it to the president's desk. president obama called senate democrats' new health care reform bill a critical milestone. >> tonight begins the last leg of this journey that we've been on now for some time. >> reporter: the total cost is pegged at $849 billion over 10 years. they claim it would cut the deficit by $127 billion over that period. while ensuring coverage for 94% of americans, including 31 million people who now have no coverage. >> and there's one sign that i think not only defines this moment, but also is going to define what's going to happen in
, deputy reserves and some 200 volunteers. the obama administration had removed some of the sheriff's authority to arrest illegals, so the sheriffs used state laws instead. it was a early wake-up call onboard space shuttle atlantis. >> good morning, atlantis. and good morning, bobby. >> good morning. i just wanted to thank my wife -- gretchen: in a few minutes the shuttle will start docking with the international space station. atlantis will also do a pirouette so nasa can make sure there isn't any damage on the underbelly. those are your headlines this morning. steve: a nice way of nasa -- gretchen: i didn't know they do ballet. steve: they do a little flip so they can look at the belly. all right. harry reid is going to finally unveil his health care bill. it apparently has been merged. he has said all along they've been waiting for the official numbers from the congressional budget office to find out how much this thing is going to actually cost. and just to show how much the president wants this to pass, he is dispatching former colorado senator and interior secretary ken salaza
in election so tainted with fraud that his challenging dropped out. president obama personally called him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter. he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment. but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words, it's going to be in deeds. >> the white house says despite the canceled election, the president's decision on troop levels could still be weeks away. >>> joining us with more on the situation in afghanistan is malu innocent from the catoe institute. good morning. good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> we enjoyed your analysis in afghanistan, we wanted to have you back to talk about the latest development. karzai again president for another five years. what are the implications. i think we scratched our heads and said where is the runoff. >> he won by default simply because abdullah has opted out because of the pervasive amount of fraud that riddled the first election, it wasn't clear that second round wouldn't also be riddled with allegations of voter fraud
'm confronting? >> president obama made campaign appearances for cree deeds and john corzine. the president carried both states last november. tomorrow's race could be seen as a referendum on president obama and his policies. >> political steam has the gubernatorial race at the top of their list. a blue state would be damaging to them politically. >> tomorrow's races could shed light on how next year's elections could shape up. >>> firefighters came to the aid of man's best friend this morning. they pulled a dog from the burning home. the fire broke out in the 7900 block of burnham wood drive. >> my crew went to the rear of the house to the basement. gained access into the house. came across a canine, a dog. i grabbed the dog, rescued it, brought it to the front side of the house. i made sure it was okay and handed it off to other crews to further help the canine. a second dog didn't survive. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> sky 9 was also over a fire in potomac that is being blamed on a domestic dispute. flames broke out in the 10,800 block of old coach road. an 80-y
>> larry: matthew, we know where you stand. thank you all. >>> president obama says he will finish the job in afghanistan. more troops, more money and a new focus. yet even the best possible outcome might not resemble victory as america knows it. also tonight, nip and tax? taxing cosmetic surgery to finance health insurance for people who can't afford it? sound like a good plan? maybe not after you find out who's really effected here and what happened when one state actually tried this. we are grilling doctors and lawmakers tonight, "keeping them honest." >>> plus, the republican party's ten new commandments. it's a purity test. how many republicans would pass? would ronald reagan make the grade? we have the answers and the "raw politics" ahead tonight. >>> three months after the commander general stanley mcchrystal called for more forces and eight years after the war began, the outlines are coming into focus. reportedly as many as 34,000 additional troops will be sent, on top of 20,000 the president sent in march and would push force levels there above the 100,000 mark. the new st
, erica hill and "ac 360." erica? >>> president obama says he will finish the job in afghanistan. more troops, more money, and a new focus. it even the best possible outcome here may not resemble victory as america knows it. >>> also tonight, nip and tax. taxing cosmetic surgery to help fund health insurance. sound like a good plan? maybe not until you hear who is really affected here and what happened when one state tried. this we're grilling doctors and law makers to night, "keeping them honest." >>> plus the republican party's ten new commandments. it's a purity test. how many republicans would pass? ronald reagan make the grade? we have the answers and "raw politics" ahead tonight. >>> first up, president obama's decision to escalate the war in afghanistan. three months after his commander general stanley mcchrystal called for additional forces and more than eight years after the war began. the outlines are now coming into focus. reportedly as many as 34,000 additional troops will be sent. that's on top of 20,000 the president sent in march. and would push force level there's above
the obama administration wants to provide khalid shaikh mohammed with a platform. is the former vp selling new york and the justice system short? >>> and a bit later, up close, for 3 year-- 23 years he was conscious but unable to communicate. how one man broke out of the priz of his own body. >>> new questions on that blockbuster report on when to get a mammogram. this could become explosive, complicating efforts to fix health care and some critics say costing women's lives. it all comes down to the new mammogram recommendations for women. released last week. and the language that we actually discovered just today when reading the senate bill. randi kaye is keeping them honest. what have you found in this 2,074 page bill. >> reporter: 2,000 plus. on monday last week, a so-called independent panel, the u.s. preventive task force came out with new recommendations for mammograms, suggesting women start routine mammograms at age 50, not 40 as is the standard now. one of the arguments is mammograms do more harm than good, cause more false positives and more unnecessary surgery for breast cancer
day long. >>> difficult decisions. the world awaits president obama's military plans for afghanistan after an unexpected political move. >>> then, cleveland murders. six dead women found in one home. a suspect's disturbing background. >>> and, millionaire fair. who's catering to the ultra-rich during a recession. >> everybody's talking about the crisis but we don't feel it. >> it's monday, november 2nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you recovering from all the candy this weekend? >> i didn't have that much. i see you've got a stockpile. >> i knew people were going to bring in candy. a good amount next to my desk. >> that's my favorite too, the kit kat. you're going to have to share that. >> i'll give you some. one kit kat. >> i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> it now appears hamid karzai will be the president of afghanistan for the next five years. his main challenger heading into a runoff election has dropped out. abdullah abdullah made the surprising announcement over the weekend. >> secretary of state hillary clinton says the administration will work with
.99. >>> and we are back joined by the architect of the obama campaign campaign manager david plouffe here for the first interview of his new book "the audacity to win." >> god to be here david. >> what's made news already is your conversation in the book your descriptions of what was going on for that choice for number two, specifically hillary clinton. and you write about that in the book. i'll put it up on the screen. baa rauk continued to be intrigued by hillary. you can quote him as saying -- >> not the least of which could team obama and team clinton really get along after such a tough fight? >> well one of the reasons i wanted to focus on was the mythology during the campaign that president obama did not take hillary clinton seriously as a vp. the truth is he did. the fact that he chose her as secrety of ste reflects on her leadership qualities and her skill. i think it is an interesting insight into the president. i think the way he handled the vp selection very thorough very ma thought call, who would be his first partner in government he chose joe biden a hug
. meanwhile it's reported that president obama is sending a special envoy to north korea for direct talks on that country's nuclear program, but no date for the visit has been set. >>> today president obama travels to ft. hood for a memorial service. and a visit with some of the soldiers wounded in last week's deadly shooting. the latest on the investigation into the ft. hood shootings is raising some eye wrous. investigators believe the alleged gunman, major nidal malik hasan, acted alone without outside direction, but hasan communicated 10 to 20 times with a radical cleric overseas, communications monitored by the fbi. investigators decided he posed no net. bb orr has month details. >> reporter: the contacts began last winter with hasan reaching out to imam anwar al awlaki. and the two traded messages over a number of months in to the spring of this year. sources say intelligence agencies collected the messages as part of a separate case and attached no significant to them at the time. the communications appeared to be be neen with hasan asking for help on a research paper studying the
a tough fight. president obama said he is looking forward to a thorough and productive debate. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >> "meet the press" moderator,dayid gregory, says this. >> what is the future of the public option. liberals in the senate want to see it in there. you heard it, whether it's blanche lincoln or who ever, you have to find some way to water it down. the president has to exert leapership and there is a possibility for a backup plan, and it could be triggered down the line if there is not enough competition in the system. >> david gregory will have more on last night's vote this morning on "meet the press." you can catch that at 10:30 this morning on "meet the press." >>>. >>> a clinic will open in about an hour, and people started to line up at 4:15 this morning. 5,000 vaccines will be given out. joining me is the county health director. good morning. >> we are prepared today to give out 5,000 doses, and so it's for all of the priority groups eligible to come today. >> who is supposed to come today. who would you want to see get the vaccine? >> we are still focusin
she joined president obama and presenting the 2009 rfk human rights award to the women of zimbabwe. we salute ethel kennedy and the work for the center for justice and human rights, established in honor of her late husband. for more about the rfk center, go to cnn.com/larryking. now erica hill and "ac 360." >>> tonight women concerned about whether to get a mammogram have something new to think about. will those recommendations, the same ones still causing such a stir, actually find their way into law? administration officials say not to worry, noting these are only guidelines. but did they speak too soon? could this derail the push for health care reform? we're "keeping them honest." >>> plus, helping us, a high powered panel to do that, former hewlett-packard ceo carly fiorina and gloria steinem, both of them breast cancer survivors and bernadine healey with us. >>> the 9/11 mastermind steps from ground zero. the obama administration wants to provide him with a platform. is the former vp selling new york and the justice system short? a strategy session tonight with two former fed
u.s. and in something of a surprise, president obama made a direct challenge on behalf of the dalai lama, whose struggles against repression by beijing. >> while we recognize tibet is part of the people's republic of china, the united states supports the early resumption of dialogue bween the chinese government and representatives of the dalai lama. >> reporter: in a candor that has not always mark ed relation, both presidents admitted they will sometimes disagree. ann compton, abc news with the president in beijing. >>> the army plans to launch its own investigation into whether red flags about major nidal hasan were ignored before the ft. hood shootings. the "wall street journal" reports the probe will look at the six years hasan spent at walter reed medil center. investigators say in the days before the shooting hasan practiced shooting more than 200 rounds at a firing range near ft. hood. >> he seemed like he was new at it. what some of the basic concepts down but hadn't been doing it for a very long time. >> this is the final hurrah for him. he knows he's going to die or he hop
. is it all a referendum on president obama? >>> massive meat recall. more than 500,000 pounds of beef pulled from store shelves after one dies and more fall ill. what you need to look out for. >>> deadly stunt. a jury awards this woman's family over $16 million after she dies in a radio contest for a video game. her husband joins us live in a "gma" exclusive. >>> and how do they walk away from this. another unbelievable crash. but technology once again saves the day and the driver. good morning, everyone. hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. i'm robin roberts with chris cuomo. diane is on assignment on this monday, november 2nd. believe it or not we are less than 24 hours away from another election day and there are a few big races we're keeping an eye on. >> no question. halloween may have been saturday but the democrats are worried about the fright that may come tomorrow. repuicans are hoping this could be a referendum on the president. the democrats are hoping that the enusiasm from that campaign a year ago carries over. >> saw president obama in new jersey over the weekend. >> the late
toward president obama's goal of health care reform. the vote now moves the debate from committee to the senate floor. >> the important thing is that we debate it, that there be a free flow of amendments, that some will pass, some will fall. >> reporter: there were two democrats and an independent who voted to start the debate but won't support a final bill unless it addresses their concerns. >> my vote today should in no way be construed as an indication of how i might vote. >> let me be perfectly clear, i am opposed to a new government administered health care plan as a part of comprehensive health care reform. >> it won't force one insurance company to give it to someone with a pre-existing condition or lower the cost. >> reporter: the dispute among democrats will likely lead to a heated floor debate next month on legislation that would extend health care to 31 million americans. republicans have made it clear they will not support the current bill. >> i think this bill is a disaster for our country. president obama said it would not add to the deficit. it will. president obama
talking to doctors and his lawyer but not investigators. president barack obama and the first lady joined grieving families today. the families of the 13 killed and 29 injured at a memorial service at fort hood. it was an emotional and tearful service honoring the fallen killed during last week's attack on the nation's largest army base. rick leventhal is live with the latest, rick? >> reporter: laura, the crowd size estimated at 15,000 people at times completely silent. men and women in uniform standing tall, proud, respectful, army strong. a somber ceremony at fort hood honoring those killed in last week's shooting spree. >> we come together filled with sorrow for the 13 americans that we have lost. >>> reporter: the president and first lady among the thousands that came out to remember the 12 u.s. soldiers and one civilian gunned down in the rampage. >> this is a time of war. these americans did not die on a foreign field of battle, they were killed here on american soil. every evening that the sunsets on a tranquil town, every dawn that a flag is unfurled, every moment that an america
tomorrow. >>> now to the war in afghanistan. president obama is huddling with his national security team today discussing options for the u.s. strategy. on this veterans day, we are learning startling statistics abt the number of wounded men and women in that war-torn country. >> at least 1,800 troops were wounded during the first ten months of this year. nearly 1,000 of those injuries came during the last three months. those injuries include amputations, burns and brain injuries due to increasingly potent bombs targeting american forces. military officials say president obama is considering adding thousands of troops in the coming weeks. more on that from steve handelsman who is live on capitol hill. >> reporter: thanks. good afternoon. even the new so-called middle ground plan will still send a lot more young americans to the ever-more deadly fight in afghanistan. that is clearly weighing on the commander in chief. in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery, specifically in a section set aside from the fallen from ir
of the assets. >>> the pressure is on, president obama. and it's growing this noon. now that afghan's disputed election is settled, the president must decide quickly about a new strategy for the war. >> reporter: hamid karzai will serve another five-year term, as president of afghanistan. that country's election commission declared karzai the winner, after his opponent dropped out of the race. >> i was not participate in the november 7th election. >> reporter: abdullah abdullah and karzai were supposed to face off in a second round of voting voting this coming saturday. but that's been canceled. the original election in august was tarnished by fraud. investigators threw out one- third of karzai's vote, after finding widespread evidence of ballot-box stuffing. when abdullah announced he was dropping out, he said he department didn't think things would be any more fair in the second round. >> reporter: this puts more pressure on the obama administration. >> the president's top advisers say the decision is too important to rush. >> the goal here is to not just make an arith mattic judgment about
. with this new surge of forces. >> i'm chris wallace and this is "fox news sunday." >> president obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west point. senator kyl, what will you be listening for? what do you want to hear in the president's speech? >> first of all, i want to hear the details. will he follow the recommendations of general petraeus and general mcchrystal in moving at least 40,000 troops into the area as quickly as possible? and the other two key elements, both the political and economic almosts, of counter insurgency. secondly, talk of an exit strategy is exactly the wrong way to go. i hear that in the media. i certainly hope the president doesn't do that. all that does is signal to the enemies and also to our allies, to the folks in pakistan as well as the afghanis, that we're not there to stay until the mission is accomplished. and they've got to know that we will be there for them until the mission is accomplished or they'll make other arrangements and it won't be to our benefit. >> senator bayh? >> chris, this is a very complex situatio
went to the shooting range. jeremy and vinita? >>> president obama's popularity has real staying power. according to an abc news poll released this morning. 56% of americans approved of mr. obama's job performance. 42% disapproved. half said they trusted the president on health care reform. 37% trusted the republicans. the president got better marks on the economy. 52% say they backed president obama versus 37% who thought the gop was doing a better job. >>> but the president's mind is on international affairs during his state visit to china today. after meeting with the chinese president in beijing this morning the president says both countries are looking for a comprehensive deal on climate change. the president also says china has helped the u.s. pull out of the worst recession in a generation. >>> the white house has set a date for its promised job summit. on thursday, december 3rd, economists, business owners and executives will be invited to the forum to share their ideas on how toate the next day president obama kicks off a sof vo communities hard hit by unemployment. to look fo
with president obama at the white house last night. earlier in the day netanyahu called for immediate peace talks. the palestinians want israel to free settlements, a position the obama administration supports. the white house visit was unusually low-key. afterward netanyahu cancelled a press briefing scheduled for today. >>> south korean military officials say one of its ships fired on a north korean navy vessel after it crossed over a border. the north korean ship returned fire in the yellow sea. it was heavily damaged before turning back. north korea may have initiated the conflict to draw attention as president obama sets out for asia later this week. >>> iran has officially accused those three american hikers of espionage. the charges against shane bower, sarah shepard and josh fattal came 100 days after crossing the border illegally. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's no evidence to support the charges and she is demanding their release. >>> the man accused of killing an abortion doctor tells the associated press this morning he has no regrets. scott roder confessed in a phone
>> you'll have to be very clear. >>> presidential warning. the message from barack obama to afghanistan's controversial re-elected leader. the political friction and what's next. >>> then, detroit dollars. what's driving ford's surprise profit picture and who could put the brakes on the automaker. >>> and, successful stretching. how yoga helps kids in the hospital and in the clasoom. >> after trying yoga i started getting better grades. >> it's tuesday, november 3rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> what about vikram. that's the hot one. >> it's too hot for me, i can't do it. >> too much work we will talk about how it's helping some ks coming up this half hour. good morning on this tuesday, i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>afghanistan's president hamid karzai is promising to include all afghans in his new government. >> the taliban is announcing a victory of its own. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. after being dared the de facto winner of the elections president hamid karzai vowed to the public this morning that he would fight against
to draw attention as president obama sets out for asia later this week. >>> iran has officially accused those three american hikers of espionage. the charges against shane bower, sarah shepard and josh fattal came 100 days after crossing the border illegally. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's no evidence to support the charges and she is demanding their release. >>> the man accused of killing an abortion doctor tells the associated press this morning he has no regrets. scott roder confessed in a phone call and said he did it to protect unborn children. he's charged with shooting dr. george tiller at a wichita, kansas, church in may. tiller was among only a few doctors who performed late-term abortions. >>> a vote on legalizing same-sex marriage could come as early as today in the new york senate. gay rights advocates hosted rallies in manhattan and elsewhere throughout the state. the prospects for passage are very uncertain because there are not enough supporters in the state senate. >>> 1 million baby strollers are being recalled because of a hinge that can sever children
. >> they remember the 13 victims of the shooting rampage at fort hood. president obama told stories about each of the victims whose empty boots lined the wall. pictures of each of the fallen also on display. army psychiatrist is suspected of hoping fire on his comrades and remains in the hospital this morning. he has met with his lawyer. that son will answer to charges in military court because he is active duty and the incident happened on a military post. >>> there is now a difference of opinion at the pentagon about which officials had knowledge of that son's contact with a radical cleric. a. have a investigator wrote an assessment including the contact did not advocate violence and concluded that that was the case. a military official now denies prior knowledge that hasan had any knowledge with muslim extremists. >>> former president bill clinton was on capitol hill. what republicans are saying this morning about his push for health care reform. >>> mayor fenty apologizing for backing up traffic during his bike ride. now, a new current about his workout habits. details after the break. we'
since february 2007. but there's other tough economic news, president obama will have to deal with going into the holidays. steve handelsman has the latest now. >> reporter: the housing comeback set an all-time record, sales of previously owned homes rocketed up more than 10% in september. but that rise was powered by first-time buyers using a tax credit that runs out. >> it does end april 30th. and much like cash for clunkers, we could see a big dropoff after april 30th. also remember that the government has been artificially keeping mortgage rates low by the fed buying fannie and freddie securities that ends march 31st. >> reporter: by next spring the experts said today joblessness might be even higher than today's terrible 10.2%. >> it will be about six to nine months before we see job gains. >> reporter: more pressure on president obama, whose economic point man, treasury secretary tim geithner, is getting hammered by republicans. >> the public has lost all confidence in your ability to do the job here. >> reporter: the president today, huddled with his cabinet including geithner. >>
>>> the brother of president obama. we meet him fresh off a meeting with his famous siblg in china, plus, what's at stake for our national security as the president now lands in south korea. >>> your eyes popped when you saw the latest airline prices. well, keep those eyes opened. airlines are saying they are going to keep the special holiday surcharges past the holidays. >>> and then, why that's quite a nice blouse you're wearing there today. sucking up to your boss. does it work? a new study tells us which bosses can smell it when you're putting it on thick and which cannot. >>> all that this hour on "morning express." i'm richard lui. >>> first off, pirates attacked the "maersk alabama" for the second time. pirates fired automatic weapons at the ship this morning. private security guards on the ship fired back and turned them away. now, "maersk alabama" probably sounds familiar to you, because it was hijacked in april. in april, pirates took captain richard phillips hostage five days before the navy freed him. these hijackings are increasing. 29 successful hijackings this year a
. this is coming days after iran refused an international compromise about its nuclear program. president obama has told iran there will be consequences if it didn't accept the plan. >>> dozens of demonstrators are inside the main administrative building at the university of california santa cruz. they have been there since thursday when the university system announce add 32% tuition fee hike. a student spokesman expects police to remove them by force eventually. on friday, 41 people at uc-berkeley were arrested after an occupying a building there. dozens more protesters took over buildings at ucla and uc davis. officials say the tuition increase is needed to prevent even deeper cuts due to california's financial crisis. the first phase will take effect in january. >>> look at this huge fire that broke out at atlantic city's boardwalk. it began last night, turned into a three-alarm blaze. took more than 80 firefighters to get it under control. several stores including a pizza shop were damaged. one police officer had to be taken to a hospital. >>> there is no word yet on what caused a radiation lea
're getting a lot of people calling. >> reporter: lincoln holds the power to stop president obama's top priority in its tracks or let it proceed. she's got a tough re-election battle next year in a state obama lost in 2008 by 20 points. and conservative voters now worry the health care bill spends too much and gives too much power to the government. democratic leaders are well aware of her political pickle but try to pressure her with this argument. >> i would say to senator lincoln that i believe most people in arkansas will be relieved and happy to see health care reform. i think the failure to pass a bill is not good for america, it isn't good for any of us in congress or those standing for re-election. >> reporter: another democratic senator who hasn't formally announced her vote is mary landrieu of louisiana. aides released these photos to cnn, showing her working with staff, going through the 2,000-plus-page health care bill. one thing she'll find is this, a sweetener democrat leaders added to help persuade landrieu -- $100 million in medicaid assistance she's been trying to get f
republicans are gaining strength and a test of president obama's influence. a litmus test, is what some are sayi saying. the president worked hard to help democrats in new jersey and virginia, but in new jersey here's the situation. democratic governor jon corzine is in a tight race with republican chris christi and chris dagut. yes, they are trailing here. new jersey and virginia have long historying of electing governors from clever party doesn't hold the white house. now, conservative party candidate doug hoffman is battling it out with owens to represent the 23rd congressional district. former republican nominee is backing owens here. that's a big deal. republican backing a democrat. she dropped out last weekend amid backlash from conservatives who said she was too moderate of a republican. we will have more on a couple other races later this morning. >>> meantime, 20-year-old woman whose father allegedly ran her over with his jeep in a parking lot has died. noor almaleki was in a coma for two weeks and had spinal surgery. they moved to arizona from iraq. authorities say her father
coast to coast on the coate tails of barack obama. >> today voters will decide mostly local races with much less fanfare. in a handful of them the republicans are looking for a comeback. linsey davis reports. >> reporter: many political heavyweights are weighing in on a race that will do very little to shift the power balance in washington. new york's 23rd congressional district contest is a local race with national implications. >> it is a bit of a civil war inside the republican party and you are seeing the conservatives winning out over the more moderate wing of that party. >> reporter: over the weekend the official republican candidate in upstate new york's house race dede scozzafava withdrew and called on her supporters to back the democrat, bill owens, instead of the conservative candidate, doug hoffman. the vice president made an appeal for moderate republicans to vote democratic. >> decent-thinking folks who are pragmatic republicans, join us. we welcome you. >> you can have them, joe. you can have every damn republican moderate there is. >> reporter: if republicans win in
before we see job gains. >> more pressure on president obama, hooffs economic. and my team geithner, is getting hammered by the public. >> the public has lost all confidence in your ability to do the job. >> i will not rest until businesses are investing again and businesses are hiring again and people have work again. >> mr. obama is resisting calls for a second stimulus package and fighting off charges he is exaggerating job gains from the first. >> the president and congress took the necessary action to institute a recovery act that has helped spur economic growth. >> complicating the calculations, nearly one trillion dollars in health care reform. and afghanistan, the u.s. role will likely increase and cost hundreds of billions of dollars more. >> and a comprehensive new forecast out today shows our economy not growing. the recession is essentially stalled. from washington, i'm steve hamels with wbal tv 11 news. >> well, what can you say? another disappointing loss by the baltimore ravens, this time -- this time by two points to the indianapolis colts. it was another heartbreake
in the shooting on monday. president obama promised justice. >> your loved ones endure through the life of our nation. their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. >> the president and first lady placed presidential coins in front of the battlefield crosses. the tributes met with an eerie silence. >> specialist hunt. >> especially when they starting calling the names of the soldier, you know, unanswered. that was a very sad moment. >> the shooting left 42 people wounded. many have faced multiple deployments. >>> if you want to see amazing video. come here, bring your coffee over here. look at this. wow! it kept coming. a local news crew filming a rock side. a geologist warned people there might be a second slide and moved everybody out of the way. u.s. highway 64 may be closed for a week. >>> there's not a barrier you can put up to stop that from happening. >>> comments made toward a woman apparently sparked a fight that led to the stabbing death of a university of connecticut football player. this is a follow-up according to police of a differences is
. happy monday. >> first lady michelle obama is inviting 20 high-school girls for a history lesson on state dinners, followed by desert, it's at the state dining room at the white house. that's tuesday evenion tuesday. she will discuss the poehler arrangements -- the floral arrangements. the dinner will honor the indian prime minister. this purple tie is sport this man's ohio all modema mater. -- this purple tie is fo. at the american music awards adam lambert slipped, but recovered pretty well and then he was back up on his feet. jennifer lopez also takes a tumble. she missed her footing and slipped on the floor. she quickly recovered. that was cut out of the west coast feed. finally, a reminder that nothing is private after you put it on line. a woman froqueb is on long- term sick leave from depression. she added some pictures in which she appeared to be having fun on your facebook page. her insurance company if said they were evidence she is no loger depressed. the company took her benefits away. now she is fighting to get them reinstated. she said her doctor told her to go hav
a peel away. explore all 25 delicious flavors. yoplait. it is so good. >>> president obama continues his tour of asia today. after meeting with china's president, president obama emerged from two and a half hours of closed door talks with new determination to hammer out crucial issues. both nations still show division over economic, security and human rights issues, but some say the political power move will have an impact. >> when you he someone who believes in protecting human rights at home and who is as popular and admired of a figure as barack obama is globally, the appeal of our views on human rights is entirely different. >> president obama's tour of asia will wrap up with a trip to soul before returning home. >>> sarah palins new book going rogue is out today. in the highly anticipated memoir, she slams john mccain's campaign staffers for not allowing her to speak more freely and she questions her interview with katie couric and the relationship with levy johnston. going rogue is seen at her shot of redemption from being thrust into the national spotlight in last year's president
from today, which is pretty quickly. and that's the directive from president obama to intelligence agents to scrub all the information they have. to discover what kind of communications were there between nidal hasan and a radical cleric with alleged ties to al qaeda. and should these intelligence terrorist agencies have put the -- connected the dots as we're used to hearing from the 9/11 commission hearings, to determine that perhaps nidal hasan was a threat and should have been headed off. now, in addition to that, the pentagon and militaries, the army, are conducting their own investigation to figure out exactly who knew what about nidal hasan, some of his more radical communications regarding islam. and what should they have done about it? was that information passed up the chain of command and were opportunities missed there to head off the attacks that occurred on november 5th if i could add one more thing, a follow-up to the discussion about afghanistan, senior military officials are describing tonight's meeting at the white house as, quote, a decisional meeting. that they e
on pennsylvania avenue. the president and mrs. obama host their first state dinner, welcoming hundreds of dignitaries and hollywood a-listers to the white house. who was there and who wasn't? we'll tell you. >>> speaking out. michael brewer, the florida 15-year-old set on fire allegedly by a group of classmates, opens up to polic for the first time about the attack. we'll ask michael's parents about that and their son's recovery in a live interview. >>> and heading out. the holiday travel season getting under way this morning with an estimated 38 million americans taking to the roads, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, wednesday, november 25th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira, and i feel like all those people heading out for the holiday have headed here. take a look at our preholiday crowd out on the plaza. huge numbers of folks here gathered not so much for us, i do
as well. hlntv. >>> president obama wrapped up a busy day in china with some sightseeing and a lavish state dinner in his honor. earlier he had a long closed door meeting with chinese president hu jintao. they vowed to work together on ending the north korea's nuclear program but they had a pact to come up with joint solutions on climate change. >> as two largest consumers and producers of energy, there can be no solution to this challenge without efforts of both china and the united states. that's why we agreed to a series of important new initiatives in this area as president who indicain indicated we have achieved agreements on renewable energy, cleaner uses of coal, electric vehicles and gas. >> president obama encouraged china to resume talks with the dalai lama's representatives. china's crackdown on tibet and other human rights issues have been a thorn in the side for years. >>> you'll hear how 2-year-old girls are doing after 25 hours of surgery. >>> former alaska governor sarah palin's book "going rogue" goes on sale today and the author continues to make tv appearances to pr
carolina. thank you. >>> today at ft. hood, president obama joins grieving families and a shaken community of looking for answers to last week's deadly shooting presprooe. he's going to meet privately with those killed and he will attend a memorial service at the army post. meanwhile, the fbi is starting a new internal review to see if it missed any red flags about the suspect, major nidal hasan. >> i guess no one saw the signs on him and they missed the signs with him, can you imagine if they miss the signs with someone else? i mean, you know, ridiculous. >> i think that there were probably a lot of connections that should have been made that weren't made, but we're at war and we're under a lot of pressure and maybe that's, you know, that's what happened. >> major hasan is still in the intensive care unit at an army hospital in san antonio. >>> investigators believe that he acted alone and was not part of a terror plot. sources say that he was never put on a watch list, even after they found the e-mails between him and a muslim cleric linked to two of the 9/11 hijackers. investigators sai
. on this wednesday, november 18th, the end of war? president obama says he wants the war in afghanistan over by the time he leaves the white house. >>> and touring asia. he reunites with a brother who then talks to us. >>> and the morning after the uproar about new mammogram guidelines. our doctors tell you exactly what they think you should do. >>> red-handed. the woman caught on tape. police say she was frying to kill her husband not once but three separate times. >>> and speaking of tape. that college soccer player finally talks about this moment. >>> and janet jackson, for the first time on learning her brother had died. >> what do you miss most about him? >> a "gma" exclusive. >>> and welcome, everyone. good morning to you. diane sawyer with robin roberts. and we'll show you the site of air force one leaving beijing, china, the end of the president's trip in china. while you were sleeping, we hope. heading to south korea due back home tomorrow afternoon, of course, to bring everyone the long awaited decision on afghanistan. >> he says he will have that when he returns. he told reporters
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